Benefits of MABAS

The authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) retains control and command of all MABAS resources. The local Fire Chief is required to assess and identify the local risks within their service area and then design planned and programed sequential responses through their customized extra alarm “running” box card. The AHJ is able to program response of assets through MABAS for the full spectrum of specialized special operations teams. With limited and rare exceptions, mutual aid assistance is provided at no cost to the AHJ. Events exceeding the local MABAS division’s capabilities, regional and statewide response sequencing is provided through a MABAS HQ managed statewide computer aided dispatch system which is in partnership with Illinois Emergency Management Agency. ​​​
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